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May 17, 2011

New Yorkers were invited to a series of public forums to present their ideas on the design of New York's Health Insurance Exchange. Stakeholders including health care consumers, administrators, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, insurers, producers, businesses, unions, academics, and the general public were invited to participate in this series of public forums.

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Public Comments
May 16, 2011

New Yorkers were invited to a series of public forums to present their ideas on the design of New York's Health Insurance Exchange. Stakeholders including health care consumers, administrators, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, insurers, producers, businesses, unions, academics, and the general public were invited to participate in this series of public forums.

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Public Comments
May 1, 2011
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a game changer both in terms of the culture of enrollment in public and subsidized health insurance and in terms of the infrastructure needed to support the enrollment process. Information Technology (IT) readiness will play a critical role in establishing a streamlined and integrated “no wrong door” process for accessing both public and private benefits under ACA. NYSHealth, in partnership with New York State stakeholders, initiated a project to help New York State hone the New York vision for implementing health care reform in the most prudent
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Reports & Research
Mar 1, 2011
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sweeping federal legislation designed to bring about near universal coverage and transform how health care is paid for and delivered throughout the United States.
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Reports & Research
Feb 16, 2011

On February 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that New York was chosen as one of seven "Early Innovator" states. The State received a grant award of $27.4 million over two years to design and implement the information technology (IT) infrastructure needed to operate the Exchange, including eligibility and enrollment systems. As an early innovator, the State will share components it develops with other states to use as they develop their Exchanges.

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Grants
Jan 1, 2011
American Health Benefit Exchanges are the centerpiece of health insurance reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under tight timeframes, all states are required to establish these entities, or cede that authority to the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Modeled on Massachusetts’s Connector, the Exchange will straddle public and private health insurance markets, and is charged with a broad range of duties. Some obligations — determining eligibility for tax subsidies to make coverage more affordable, facilitating enrollment in public coverage, and
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Reports & Research
Jan 1, 2011
Medicaid provides health insurance coverage for 4.8 million New Yorkers, more than 25 percent of people residing in the state.1 With the implementation of federal reform in 2014, perhaps as many as 1 million additional New Yorkers will secure coverage through Medicaid. By any measure, Medicaid is an important building block of health insurance coverage in New York State. Now, with the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), a new vision for health insurance coverage in the United States is being advanced, bolstered by significant funding to implement that vision. National
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Reports & Research
Jan 1, 2011
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) envisions access to affordable care for all Americans, a streamlined eligibility and enrollment process to obtain coverage, and seamless integration between Medicaid and the Exchange to ensure smooth transitions between sources of coverage as a person’s circumstances change over time. This paper explores the issues associated with these coordination challenges and identifies options for New York as it considers how to best approach the integration of coverage options along the continuum from fully subsidized public
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Reports & Research
Jan 1, 2011

This report, the third in a series of exchange-related works undertaken this year with the support of the New York State Health Foundation, focuses on two such areas of state discretion involving “mergers”: merging the individual and small business exchanges, and merging the individual and small group markets.

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Reports & Research
Sep 30, 2010

In 2010, New York received a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the first round of funding for the State Planning and Establishment Grants for the Affordable Care Act's Exchanges. The Exchanges will provide a marketplace where individuals, small groups and small businesses can purchase affordable health insurance. This funding the State has received will be used for initial planning activities related to the potential implementation of the Exchanges.

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Grants

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